National Archives and Records Administration
Producer National Archives and Records AdministrationLanguage English
ARC Identifier 2569713 / Local Identifier 111-TV-454
Big Picture: Washington Soldier
DVD Copied by Timothy Vollmer. "Washington Soldier" a pictorial report on nation's capital -- "Washington Soldier" is a film that young and old will enjoy. It is a look-see at a side of the nation's capital that the tourists seldom see as they pass through. There is a concert in the inner courtyard of the Pentagon with the United States Army Band, featuring PFC Steve Lawrence, and a tour of the famous five-sided building along the Potomac. Brought to the television screen on "THE BIG PICTURE" is the story of soldiers on duty in the Pentagon and assigned to Headquarters Company, United States Army, Fort Myer, Virginia. Written by Dan Klugherz and directed by Don Livingston, "Washington Soldier" examines the varied jobs of the men and women in uniform and the unique experience of being a part of the life of this great city. Featured in the leading role of this film is PFC Edward Griffiths, a former drama student at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Since the soldier on duty in Washington must also follow a monthly training schedule as well as perform his assigned tasks in the Pentagon, the writer has included field training sequences in the picture as well as a troop information program tour of the famous Civil War battlefield -- Manassas or Bull Run. More familiar to the visitor will be scenes of the First Battle Group, Third Infantry, frequently referred to as "The Old Guard."